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Question:I am a 19 year old girl, and for five years I have been trying to overcome my terrible under-arm scent. I am light in colour, but my armpit is black and stinks. I can' t wear anything like a tank-top because it is easily noticed. How do I get rid of the blackness and smell?
Answer:First, see a doctor. S/he will probably take swabs from your armpit to send to a laboratory. Hopefully, they will be able to determine what is causing the infection in your arm pit. The most likely explanation is a fungal infection. These can cettainly cause a smelly, black coating on warm, moist areas of skin. If this is found to be the cause, antifungal lotions or creams, and possibly tablets, will be prescribed to cure your problem.
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